Montana: Then and Now
Montana Then and Now takes an an engaging look at how things have changed in the 150 years since Montana became an official territory of the United States in 1864. Each chapter considers a distinct aspect of Montana culture: the influence of industry, ranching, and tourism are a few examples.
The book offers a succinct overview of the state's brief history, touching on the usual western themes, including the displacement of Native American culture, the ravages of mining and industry, and the importance of wilderness in the American imagination.
About Aaron Parrett (Helena, Montana Author)
Aaron Parrett was born in Butte, Montana. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Montana and a M.A. and PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia. He has published widely in many fields. His books include Literary Butte: A History in Novels and Film (2015) and Montana Americana Music (2016). Also known as a songwriter and musician, he has recorded several albums of original songs, including the critically acclaimed The Sinners (1996) and (with Ivan Rosenberg) Stumbo Lost Wages (2008).
He is the proprietor of The Territorial Press in Helena, Montana, devoted to fine letterpress editions of Montana literature.
He is on the faculty at the University of Providence, where he is Professor of English Literature.